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Efficacy Testing of a Culturally Relevant Stigma Intervention in WLWH in Tanzania

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Funding Fogarty Program

Stigma HIV/AIDS

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Efficacy Testing of a Culturally Relevant Stigma Intervention in WLWH in Tanzania

Principal Institution

Duke University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Relf, Michael V; Kilonzo, Mrema Noel; Nyblade, Laura

Project Contact Information

Email: michael.relf@duke.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021–2023

Country

Tanzania

Project Description

Stigma is a significant problem for Tanzanian women living with HIV. It has a negative impact on disclosing their HIV status to family members, friends, and sexual partners; postponing or refusing care; seeking healthcare services sought outside one’s community for fear of confidentiality breaches; starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) later than recommended and having troubles taking ART as prescribed; and reducing quality of life. Despite the negative impact of stigma on HIV outcomes, culturally and contextually sensitive interventions to help reduce internalized stigma associated with HIV are limited. This study will test an intervention adapted to the lives and experiences of Tanzanian women living with HIV.

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